Opinion articles on the current dance music scene.


The 2017 Red Bull Elektropedia Awards will be held at Flagey (Brussels) on Wednesday, November 15. Every year, the Red Bull Elektropedia Lifetime Achievement Award is awarded to people who have made an enormous contribution to Belgian electronic music. One of this year’s awards will go to someone who has made his mark on the genuine retro sound, Mr. Yves Deruyter. Deruyter started his career as a DJ in 1985, playing legendary clubs

Trancefam's own "fam" scores release on Sied van Riel's label 'Maple Valley'

Hello Trancefam! Please forgive the nature of this post as it has been flagged editorial because of the obvious self-promotion! Writing about one’s home town is always a bit hard. However, if you listen to ‘Maple Valley’ (out now on Rielism Records) then you will experience the track named after a town I grew up in. The song is a collaboration between XiJaro & Pitch featuring Artifi, including vocals from


For the second time in his career, MARTIN GARRIX won the prestigious DJ MAG TOP 100 AWARD and left other contenders behind. ONE MILLION VOTES One million dance music fans voted for their favorite DJs in the DJ Mag Top 100 this year. Other movers and shakers include The Chainsmokers as well as Marshmello who gained significant points in the list. TECHNO IN THE LIST Techno and house favorites Paul


The Electronic Dance Music Social Network EDM artists and producers work very hard on their songs, and DJs their mixes. Today just uploading it on Soundcloud is just not enough. What good is the perfect mix or song if no one hears it? As EDM continues to grow and become more popular, A new EDM network was needed to cater to the huge underground electronic dance music scene. EDM RANKS

Leap Of Faith EDM PR www.edmpr.com

[wp_ad_camp_2] WATCH ALPINE UNIVERSE SET UP HIS ENTIRE LIVE RIG 28 years old, French film composer Andy Favre, better known under his stage name ALPINE UNIVERSE just revealed a new video explaining his entire live set up. Four cases and a frame make up the basis and he explains in detail how everything is set up. Using time lapse we see Alpine set up the rig. The frame comes from Gibraltar

Alpine Universe www.hammarica.com EDM News

[wp_ad_camp_2] Post by Hammarica. [wp_ad_camp_1] HOLOGRAPHIC MUSIC VIDEO PROJECT NEEDS FUNDING In a futuristic dystopian city, an oppressive regime known as The Order has maintained control over the citizens of Sanctum by making them fearful of the outside world. Now the status quo is threatened by a group of radicals lead by the mysterious figure known as “Alpine”. As Alpine plays one last show to rally his supporters, the rebels take a final stand

Richard Durand Julie Thompson www.dancemusicpr.com

[wp_ad_camp_2] Post by Hammarica. [wp_ad_camp_1] A BEAUTIFUL MOMENT WITH A DJ AND A VOCALIST Richard Durand and Julie Thompson are two top names from the global EDM scene. As a touring DJ, Richard always brings us the highest energetic sets behind the decks. However, not many may be aware that before he started his DJ career, he was known as a live act. Yes, he took the road with an

Zone Magazine www.hammarica.com

[wp_ad_camp_2] Post by Hammarica. [wp_ad_camp_1] IRELAND HAS ITS OWN EDM NEWS SOURCE NOW! WE WELCOME ZONE MAGAZINE!!! Zone magazine was born in 1994, Mike Mannix and Paul Newhouse, along with some friends helping out, worked on the first issue for over a year, well into 1995. Unfortunately, due to several reasons it never got off the ground. Now, in 2015, twenty years later, Mike and Paul, with a wealth of

excessive brostep CIA www.dancemusicpr.com

[wp_ad_camp_2] [Tweet “Even the hardest bro’s out there would not survive this amount of Brostep”] [wp_ad_camp_1] A thorough five-year Senate investigation of the CIA’s secret interrogations of terrorism suspects left senators and world wide media in shock. The report by the Senate Intelligence Committee delivers new allegations of cruelty  and misconduct in a program whose severe tactics have been abundantly documented, revealing of several painful procedures that were never approved. One of such methods

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[wp_ad_camp_2] [wp_ad_camp_1] Rankingz is monitoring search engines, blogs, wiki’s, fora, social networks, communities and micro blogs. The data will be clearly and joyfully visualized. With this report it is possible to experience how a DJ is performing with his/her or its reputation in the total online domain. The results of the DJ’s in this report are shown in several graphs together with data and index scores. In this report you

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[wp_ad_camp_2] More often than not, the essence of the music lies in its organic nature and acoustic elements. [wp_ad_camp_1] Many current EDM fans may not realize, but the music they love doesn’t originate from Europe. Of course it’s true that for well over two decades, Europe proved a leading factor in dance music. Yet, the music stems from The States where house, techno and electro formed in roughly the mid-eighties.

Gareth Emery Fights Critics After Including Guetta Track In Podcast

[wp_ad_camp_2] [wp_ad_camp_1] Gareth Emery had to deal with a load of criticism from fans after he decided to include a track by David Guetta in his podcast. This was his response: “Haven’t written a lengthy monologue for a while, so here goes. It both amuses and annoys me when people simply look at the tracklist from my last podcast and go OMG GUETTA IS ON THERE U FUCKING SELLOUT. Yeah,

DJ Track Lists, Should They be Mandatory?

[wp_ad_camp_2] By Damen Smith-Draeko — A few days ago, a DJ announced to his social network on Facebook that he was removing his mixes from Mixcloud (http://www.mixcloud.com/). Mixcloud is one of the many websites, like SoundCloud,( http://soundcloud.com/) and Mix.dj (http://mix.dj/), that allows a DJ to upload mixed music sets so that a wider range of listeners can enjoy them across the Internet, from all over the world. Unlike SoundCloud, mix.dj and mixcloud requires